Here’s a kick-start for your day, Battling Cancer readers…
As part of a six-month, 48-state tour, the Fight Back Express will stop in cities across the nation rallying cancer patients, survivors, loved ones, families and friends to encourage their elected officials to make battling cancer a top priority.
What is the ACS CAN?
The American Cancer Society Cancer Advocacy Network is the nation’s leading cancer advocacy organization that is working every day to make cancer issues a national priority.
Many of the most important decisions about cancer are made outside of your doctor’s office. Instead, they are made by your state legislature, in Congress and in the White House. ACS CAN empowers regular people to be part of the growing national movement that is fighting back against cancer.
ACS CAN, the nonprofit, nonpartisan advocacy partner of the American Cancer Society, is holding lawmakers accountable for their words and their actions. We demand that our leaders not only talk about fighting cancer but take real steps toward decreasing the number of people suffering and dying from cancer.
The Goal of the ACS CAN Fight Back Express is to
- Promote prevention and early detection programs
- Boost Funds for Cancer Research
- Implement Strong Tobacco Control Policies
- Ensure Access to Quality, Affordable Healthcare for All Americans
Here’s the next week stops. For the rest of the tour schedule check out the site.
Sunday, July 20 – Chicago, 3 locations
Monday, July 21 – Kankakee, Bloomington, Champaign, Mt. Vernon, Carbondale
Tuesday, July 22 – Alton, Springfield, East Peoria
Wednesday, July 23 – Oglesby, Naperville, Cicero
Thursday, July 24 – Waukegan, Glenview, Schaumburg
Friday, July 25 – Sterling, Davenport
How You Can Participate:
Visit the bus when it comes to your area
- Signing a petition calling for access to quality health care for all Americans.
- Sending e-mails to members of Congress asking them to support cancer-fighting laws and policies.
- Signing the bus itself as a show of support for making cancer a national priority.
- Becoming a member of ACS CAN’s nationwide grassroots network.
Check out the Fight Back Express Blog and write a comment of support–because your voice CAN fight cancer.
Buy Miles to Keep the Bus on the Road!
The ACS CAN bus will be traveling coast-to-coast in 2008, bringing your cancer message to the candidates. Your generous donation can help the bus visit all 48 contiguous states, hundreds of cities, and tens of thousands of people. ACS CAN will gather stories of cancer survivors, caregivers, and friends and share them with the candidates, to make cancer an issue in the presidential election.